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5 Places to Experience African American History and Culture

5 Places to Experience African American History and Culture

U.S. News & World Report | February 09, 2016
"As the nation's second-largest railway hub, Kansas City has always been a Midwest melting pot. The first Africans to settle here in 1719 were French slaves from Haiti, but free blacks also found their way to Missouri according to the Black Archives of Mid-America, a research institution based in Kansas City."
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The Top 25 Future-Ready U.S. Cities

The Top 25 Future-Ready U.S. Cities

Convene | February 03, 2016
“Economists ranked 36 US metropolitan areas on factors including human capital, infrastructure, and commerce to create a list of the cities most poised to grow and thrive in the future.”
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Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

Smart Meetings | February 01, 2016
“Kansas City was named one of America’s Best Downtowns by Forbes, and for good reason, as a lot has been done to improve the visitor experience in the city’s core convention district. Over the last several years, more than $6.5 billion has been poured into revitalizing the area, including convention center improvements, and the opening of Sprint Center arena ..."
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America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

Travel + Leisure | August 04, 2015
"As the survey’s No. 1 city for both barbecue and good value, Kansas City has a lock on affordable luxuries—a perfect setting for excellent beer. Boulevard Brewing Co. continues to be the reigning local brew, though beer tourists will also want to try new contenders like Torn Label, Cinder Block, or Big Rip."
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 The Top Ten Cities for Creatives

The Top Ten Cities for Creatives

Huffington Post | July 30, 2015
"Kansas City has emerged in recent years as a creative hub to rival those in the northeast and on the West Coast. The city's Crossroads Art District has gained national recognition for both its growth and the quality of its offerings. Crossroads alone has more than 70 art galleries, to go along with larger institutions like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art."
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